June 8, 1932July 27, 2014

Andrew Joseph Strenecky, Jr. was called to be with the Lord on Sunday, 27 July, 2014. Andy was born in Scranton, PA on June 8, 1932 to Andrew and Anna Strenecky. Andy is an Army Veteran having served from October 1955 to October 1957. He moved to Brevard County in 1957 and began a life long career with Martin Marietta Corporation working extensively with the Vanguard, Gemini and Titan missile projects. Andy was a founding member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sharpes, FL and a lifetime member of the Elks Club. Andy was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and once his sons entered the Scouts, he became a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was recognized by the Central Florida Council with many awards including The Silver Beaver Award. Andy Strenecky was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Monica; and his children; Stephen (Sandy), Mary (Richard), Andrew III, Julie (Clint), Joseph (Linda) and Lisa (Mike). He was extremely proud of his three grandchildren; SSgt Brian (US Air Force), P02 Melissa (US Navy) and Austin (Eagle Scout and Honor Student). Andy taught all six of his children to drive and enjoyed the family camping trips which included many hikes through the Ocala National Forest. He and Monica traveled the world and met scores of people many of whom became dear and life long friends. Andy stayed in contact with his co-workers from Martin and many friends from his tenure in the Boy Scouts. Andy always had a wide, welcoming smile for everyone he met, especially on Saturdays at Kay’s Bar-B-Que. If you asked him how he was doing he would answer, “If I was any better, I’d be twins.” He had a big heart and was always ready to help any of his kids with their projects and charity events. He enjoyed life and even through his battle with cancer, he found many things to laugh about, cheer for and love. He will be greatly and sincerely missed by his family and friends, both stateside and abroad. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Brevard County (4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934).



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Judi Paulk

January 4, 2015

Just saw Andy's obituary. I worked with Andy during the 80's and 90's at Martin Marietta and considered him a good friend. I remember so many stories about him and his travels to Germany and his search for the best wine. He taught me so much and it stays with me in all I do. I always miss him but never forget him. My condolences to his family. He was one of the good guys and special in every way. Judi Paulk